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A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

edthehead's review

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Just wasn’t getting into it. Will pick back up. Dune hype. So going to read dune instead

pumanupes's review against another edition

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4.0

A refreshing and fast paced take on the magic school…. If it in itself were trying to kill its students. Loved the heroine (anti-heroine?), Galadriel. Love the diversity of cast. Felt the book did spend a lot of time on expositional world building instead of character development of said cast, which is not my personal preference. Intrigued enough to not put it down for several hours until i finished it and I did immediately buy the sequel instead of waiting 10 weeks at the library. So clearly I enjoyed it well enough.

lezerwuf's review

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adventurous dark inspiring fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

gangster's review

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adventurous dark funny mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

nnelson22987's review

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dark mysterious tense medium-paced

3.75

rhiana_everest's review

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adventurous dark tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

sunny_1423's review

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challenging dark mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5

circuit333's review

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adventurous challenging dark funny tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

squirrelsohno's review

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4.0

This book remains 90% exposition but I still enjoy it. Reread it to read the rest of the series.

benchless's review

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adventurous dark funny medium-paced

5.0